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Author Archives: Heather Randall

University of Idaho researchers work on safety device for loggers (access required)

University of Idaho researchers are using $825,000 from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to develop a GPS device that could make logging safer. The device will enable logging equipment operators to track other workers without leaving the cab ...

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Collabortank opens its doors (access required)

Entrepreneurs in the Treasure Valley now have access to another option in the increasingly crowded market of business incubators. Collabortank, which offers shared office space for up to 75 people and private offices, opened its doors in Boise Sept. 15. ...

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Idaho Bankers Association to offer continuing ed (access required)

The Idaho Bankers Association plans to capture offer continuing education in agricultural lending for its members in Idaho. The association’s members now travel out of state for training. That’s costly, and doesn’t provide students with Idaho-specific knowledge, said Trent Wright, ...

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Financial planning field sees a shortage of women (access required)

Only about a fifth of the certified financial planners in Idaho are women. As the occupation grows, industry leaders are looking for ways to attract more women to the field, nationally and in Idaho. “We are going to have a ...

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Jerome Novolex location expanded (access required)

The Novolex paper and plastic plant in Jerome has received a state tax incentive  and will expand, creating 45 new jobs, the state Department of Commerce said. The Jerome plant now employs 125 people. Managers will begin hiring for the 45 ...

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Raymond James to open private client group office in Boise

The wealth management and investment firm Raymond James and Associates is opening a 3,500-square-foot office for its private client group on the top floor of the Owyhee Building in downtown Boise. When renovations are completed on the space in late ...

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A new option for part-time Wal-Mart workers (access required)

A new Wal-Mart scheduling program called Open Shifts allows part-time workers to add shifts on their own, without going through a manager. Wal-Mart, Starbucks, and other large chains that employ many part-time workers have come under fire in recent years ...

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